The RPD's Identity Insight program, an "intelligence-led policing" program that helps police figure out relationships and associations between people and crimes, gets a writeup in the current issue of Fast Company. There are big advances planned for use of this program -- we'll have more in the days ahead.
"Essentially, the RPD's app lets police officers conduct background searches on vehicles and their drivers in near-real time, and to quickly generate social network graphs of anyone associated with a particular car, motorcycle, or truck. InfoSphere Identity Insight is one of a series of applications made by IBM and other large vendors such as Microsoft for law enforcement to conduct searches on the fly. The massive computing power of smartphones and easy access to server power via cloud computing have changed law enforcement."